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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
. good evening very >> reporter: good evening, brian, u.s. officials tell us that the syrian military is poised tonight to use chemical weapons against its own people. and all it would take is the final order from syrian president assad. as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned very desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military has now loaded the precursor for bombs, that could be dropped from dozens of fighter bombers. this week, u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity like this one, near homs today, while u.s. officials confirm the today, while u.s. officials confirm the precursor chemicals are loaded, they must still be mixed together to create the deadly gas. the alarm shook the world, including president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton issued strong warnings to syria's president assad, there would be strong consequences if he used chemical weapons. >> it is the point of no return there would be strong consequences if >> they would lose any sort of backing they had with china and russ
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
, al qaeda is offering a bounty of more than $23,000 to anyone who kills the u.s. ambassador to yemen. the officers posted on a website with ties to the al qaeda branch in yemen. the terrorist group is offering money to anyone who kills an american soldier in yemen. yemen is a u.s. ally however, it's frying -- >> the senate homeland security committee will release a new report criticizing the state department for the u.s. consulate attack in libya. nbc news obtained an advanced copy. in it, it found that bad security allowed militants to essentially walk into the compound. the report criticizes the state department for failing to sufficiently respond to requests for additional security. >>> good morning everyone. 6:07 is the time. right now, people are already gathering in times square and it's cold out there. like 15 to 20 degrees colder than last year. more than a million people are expected to ring in the new year there. a look at the last minute preps coming up ahead. >>> 2012 is ending on a cold night. we check weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> the major secret spilled about kim
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Dec 10, 2012 11:42am EST
fuel efficient cars. also, u.s. supply increased. >> with production rising to an 18-year high with demand at a ten-year lower less reliant on imports to meet our demand. >> reporter: america is using nearly 700,000 fewer barrels of oil each year than we did in 2007. does that mean we won't have to worry about $4 or $5 gas? >> we could see $4 this spring. $5, i wouldn't be surprised to see pumps at $5 a gallon. should there be another refining issue. >> reporter: but americans will have extra dollars to spend on family and friends this holiday season. >> that was tom costello reporting. now to the latest business news. there are small gains on wall street. let's check in with hampton pearson with more on that. hi has the rest of the business headlines, too. hampton? >> we do have stocks trading in positive territory. the surprise resignation of italy's prime minister offset by a good report on mcdonald's sales. checking the major averages this hour, the dow is up 27 points. the nasdaq is up 14, the s&p up two. italy's prime minister, the man credited with restoring confidence in ita
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
here of that swat team coming in about six hours ago. here is what we know. u.s. marshals came to make an arrest monday night. they had some sort of altercation with the suspect who lives here. he has now barricaded himself inside an apartment here. we're told he is armed but there are no hostages taken. that he has taken in that building. no one else in that building either because it's been evacuated. prince george's county swat team is now negotiating with him. sources on the scene telling us the suspect may have been involved in recent carjackings and that's why he was being arrested this entire area will be blocked off, things here shut down until they can resolve the situation. we do have dozens of riss dents out here in the parking lot waiting to be let back inside. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> thank you, melissa. police are releasing few details after they found a man inside a building. 200 i street yesterday afternoon. homicide crews were also called to the scene. police are not saying how the man died or if there are suspects. >>> police in prince william county are looking fo
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
on a recent u.s. law targeting russians who abuse human rights. for a closer look at russia's proposed adoption ban, tune in to the "today" show at 7:00 here on nbc4. >>> congressional leaders will try again today to reach a deal to keep the country from plunging off the fiscal cliff. president obama hosting that meeting this afternoon at the white house. it will be the first time that he's met with congressional leaders since november 16th. they have just four days now to come to an agreement. democrats and republicans say that means a possible deal will likely extend tax cuts to middle class americans and postpone spending cuts scheduled to take effect. that means the contentious issue will likely be debated sometime in the future. >>> house lawmakers are preparing for an 11th hour deal. they're returning to washington for a rare sunday evening session. it's not clear what the house will do. house speaker john boehner still insists it's up to the senate to make the next move. >>> iran's state television is reporting the country's navy started training drills in the strait of
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Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
officials fell our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski that a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. was killed during the rescue operation of an american doctor in afghanistan. his name has not been released. it happened during a raids to save dr. dill let joseph. the military says the operation was ordered after intelligence showed the doctor's life was in danger. >>> just two months after winning re-election, venezuelan president hugo chavez says his cancer has returned and he's treating treatment once again in kib what. in a nationally televised speech, chaves mentioned a possible successor should his condition worsen. it's not revealed what type of cancer he has. >>> tomorrow the first fema trailers are expected to roll into new jersey, much needed temporary housing. and in new york tonight, there are new questions about why politicians for decades didn't heed warnings about what could happen if a superstorm like sandy came ashore. katie? >> reporter: good evening, lester. there was a 14-foot storm surge here on lower manhattan, completely submerging this subway station. the damage is so bad here, th
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
which party would control the u.s. senate. hundreds of thousands of voters turned out in northern virginia on election day, and some waited in long lines for four hours to cast their votes, and presidential candidates rallied supporters throughout the campaign and spending millions on ads. in the end, the voters helped to re-elect barack obama and elected tim kaine to the senate. and then marriage equality was approved, and gay coupled in maryland can begin saying "i do" in january. number three, scandal in the district. two sitting counsel members resigned and were charged with felonies. harry thomas resigned in january admitting to stealing $400,000 that was designated for city youth programs. plus, the on going investigation into d.c. mayor vincent gray's 2010 campaign. harris pleaded guilty to a $650,000 shadow campaign to help elect gray. two other campaign workers pleaded guilty to a separate scheme to pay minor candidate brown for his sharp criticism of mayor fenty. and then the d.c. baseball team made playoffs. the washington nationals earned the best record in baseball on
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
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Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
society. just putting more deadly weapons out there. >> reporter: and as for how the u.s. would pay to put armed officers in every american school, as the nra recommends, lester, lapierre pointed the u.s. is spending billion of dollars year to train police in iraq and asked why federal dollars can't be used to train school guards here at home. >> peter alexander, thanks. another one of lapierre's claims that producers of movies, tv shows and video games are more responsible for real-life gun violence than guns themselves. from los angeles, nbc's mike taibbi takes a closer look at the issue of violence in our popular culture. >> reporter: it was a week after the explosion of gunfire in newtown that the nra's wayne lapierre called hollywood and the gaming industry enablers and co-conspirators in a culture of gun violence. >> a child growing up in america today witnesses 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of 18. >> reporter: hollywood knows the poll body count is high and profitable. five of the year's top ten grossing movies involve
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am EST
chemical weapons on its own people. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton met with a top syrian leader in ireland in hopes of stopping the violence. they are preparing the chemicals for a deadly nerve gas to be put into bombs that could be dropped from the sky. the military is waiting on the word from president assad to fire. >>> a duchess of cambridge is resting, we understand. she left the london hospital this morning. kate smiled and carried a bouquet of yellow flowers as prince william escorted her to the car. he visited her daily since she was in the hospital. the palace released the statement thanking the staff for the care and treatment of the duchess. >>> today we begin 12 days of giving. for the next 12 days, we will profile nonprofits working to change lives in our area. we will give you the opportunity to help them. here is pat lawson muse with information on an organization that is serving the homeless. pat? >> hi, barbara. gifts for the homeless is making sure the homeless are getting the clothes they need to stay warm this winter. if you can help gift for the homeless, th
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
law banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. russia is one of the top countries from which america adopts. it could affect more than 1500 adoptions currently under way. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> four minutes after 5:00. the military world mourning the death of the man known as stormin' norman. he died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. he's best remembered as helping lead forces that kicked saddam hussein out of kuwait during the first gulf war. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the clo
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Dec 24, 2012 4:30am EST
happened at the kabul police headquarters and the victim is described as a u.s. adviser. it's not clear yet if the person was military personnel or a civilian. police have also have not said if the shooting was intentional or intent accidental. >>> an investigation into the apparent suicide of an elite commander in afghanistan. job price was commanding officer of navy s.e.a.l. team four assisting in the training of afghan police officers. a military official told cnn there's no indication price was involved in any investigation or controversy. he is survived by his wife and daughter. ♪ >>> a formal good-bye for the late senator daniel inouye yesterday. he was the second longest serving senator in u.s. history representing the state of hawaii for 50 years. he died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> mitt romney's oldest son is raising eyebrows this morning about comments he made about his father's run for the presidency. tagg romney claims he would have been ecstatic to step aside if he cld have found someone else to take his place. tagg worked as an advisory on his fat
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Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
missing after turkish media filed reports that the u.s. journalist along with a turkish journalist that he usually travels with and works a lot with disappeared on thursday. so some comforting news early on this tuesday. back to you. >> angie goff live for us with that breaking news. angie, thank you. >>> the time right now is 4:54. coming up, a 13-year-old girl gets her wish had her fight for equality. one toy at a time. how the makers of the easy-bake oven are making changes. >> w did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. . >>> welcome back at 4:57. d.c. is looking for a replacement to the controversial red top meter program. it aimed to reserve about 10% of the city's metered response with disabilities. it would have forced handicapped drive
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
dinosaur smugglers. a fossil dealer from florida admitted to sneaking stolen dinosaur bones to the u.s. the bones included a 70-year-old tyrannosaurus that sold at auction for more than $1 million. >>> and finally, from the cute file, we've been tracking the progress of this 5-year-old panda cub from the san diego zoo. he tips the scales at 14 pounds and zookeepers say he's growing normally. he's got a big plastic ring and chewing on bamboo. glad to see he's doing well. >>> over to wall street for a check. the dow lost 18 on thursday closing at 13,096. the s&p was down a point and the nasdaq lost 4. overseas, nikkei gained 72 points while the hang seng added 46. >>> as those fiscal cliff worries become more real on main street and wall street, a dramatic drop sent stocks skidding thursday on news that house members will return to negotiations sunday evening. on investors' radar the latest pending home sales data comes out at 10:00 a.m. >>> meanwhile, the dairy industry is calling it the milk cliff. if congress doesn't approve a bill by january 1st, the prices could skyrocket from $3.65 a ga
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
banned adoptions by u.s. citizens? >>> and new revelations about ronald reagan's relationships with two of the most powerful women in the world, the queen and margaret thatcher in documents released three decades later. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, i'm natalie morales in tonight for brian. it is down to the wire now with about 80 hours until the fiscal cliff deadline. and on what is a holiday weekend for many, that is not the case for congressional leaders in washington. there was a sense of urgency today as the president met with house and senate leaders along with the treasury secretary and vice president a short while ago at the white house to try and forge a last-minute deal. the president says he is optimistic, but at this hour, the fiscal cliff still looms. we begin our coverage with nbc's white house correspondent, peter alexander who has been watching the developments all day. peter, good evening to you. >> reporter: natalie, good evening to you. after his first meet
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
the u.s. from peru. he attacked several young women at shopping malls in fairfax with a boxcutter. he was arrested near a shopping mall in peru in january. since then the u.s. fought to have him returned here. none of the victims were seriously hurt. >>> 13 days to go now million the fiscal cliff deadline and will is new progress to report today. president obama and house speaker john boehner now agree on a tax hike for the very rich. there's a but. steve had an dels smndelsman sa not on agreement on who constitute it is very rich. >> that's right. that's the hang-up. the original obama plan to tax -- raise the tax rates on all americans making $250,000 or more a year, that's gone. now the hang-up is which americans would it be? those making a million dollars or more a year or a far larger group making $400,000? >> what do between want? >> reporter: protesters came to the capitol demanding republicans agree the tax hikes on the top 2% of americans. the original obama plan that he campaigned on. but speaker john boehner is pushing a new compromise to these calling plan b. taxes on
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00am EST
sunni extremists. >>> al qaeda is offering a bounty of $23,000 to anyone who kills the u.s. ambassador to yemen. the terrorist group is offering money to who -- the offer is valid for six months. it's posted on a website with ties to the al qaeda branch in yemen. the country is a u.s. ally but is struggling to unify the army and re-establish order. >>> a new report criticizing the state department for response to the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. nbc news obtained an advance copy. the committee finds that bad security allowed militants to essentially walk into the compound. the report criticizes the state department for failing to sufficiently respond to requests for additional security. >>> now to a developing story out of new york. we're waiting to learn more about secretary of state hillary clinton's condition this morning. she's in the hospital where doctors are treating her for a blood clot. they discovered it yesterday during a follow-up exam for the concussion she suffered earlier this month. clinton hit her head when she fell while recovering from a stomach virus. h
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
today. the police there arrested him in january and since then u.s. authorities have worked to have him returned to stand trial. the victims were not seriously hurt. >> police in prince william county are asking for help tonight to find a man that forced his way into a home and sexually assault ad 15-year-old girl. it happened in woodbridge yesterday afternoon, police tell tuesday man posing as a cable worker knocked on a door and asked for someone who didn't live there. the girl says he left but returned later, pulled a knife, and forced her into a bedroom. she began kicking and screaming and he ran away. >> the mistress of former cia director david petraeus will not be facing cyber stalking charges. the u.s. justice department announced it was dropping its investigation of paula broadwell today. broadwell allegedly except harassing e-mails to tampa socialite to jill kelley. the e-mails were reported to the fbi and that uncovered the affair between petraeus and broadwell and that led to his resignation. >>> with the fiscal cliff fast approaching, republicans are going for what they cal
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Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
shift in u.s. involvement there. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command, the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences, and you will be held accountable. >> nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is here to bring us more on what is a developing story. >> reporter: david, despite increasing criticism and warnings, the government of bashir al assad is revving up its activities. this area was bombed last night. regarding chemical weapons, commanders we have spoken to are very concerned that the government could use chemical weapons. they are completely not prepared for that eventuality. they don't have gas masks. they don't have medicine. there's no early warning system here. they have appealed for some kind of training, but so far on the ground there is nothing that could protect them from any kind of deadly chemical weapon that could be used. they are also, rebel commanders we have spoken to, not very encouraged by
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Dec 31, 2012 11:00am EST
department for the response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. senator collins and lieberman released the report moments ago. the committee found militants essentially walked in because of faulty security. the report criticizes the state department for failing to sufficiently respond to requests for additional security. >> president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are the most admired man and woman in the country according to a gallup poll. clinton topped the list for the 11th year in a row. obama is the most admired man for the fifth year in a row. >> president obama, oprah winfrey and condoleezza rice were right behind. also pilly graham and a george w. bush. >> can't go wrong with those names. >> that's a good list. >> what are we looking at going forward into the new year. >> cold, snowy. >> we are starting with temperatures going down. talking about the overnight and afternoon highs. it will be cold by midweek. so enjoy today. today will be, i think, the mildest day out of the work week. in no way will it be anything like last year on new year's eve. we had a high of
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
the u.s. for more than 20 years. >>> nasa released new photos of the red planet. the most amazing is a self-portrait of the mars rover "curiosity." the 50 image composite provides a better view than the self-portrait from november. there it is. behind the rover you can see its ultimate destination mount sharp. when "curiosity" arrives it will test for of course any signs of primitive microbial life. >>> the storm system is out of our area but left behind much cooler temperatures. storm team 4 meteorologist kim martucci will tell us what we martucci will tell us what we can expect for the rest of ♪ ♪ and the flowers and the trees all laugh when you walk by ♪ ♪ and the neighbors' kids... what does being true to yourself have to do with being healthy? everything. ♪ but you're not ♪ you're the one ♪ one, one, one, one, one ♪ the one ♪ one, one, one, one, one ♪ the one ♪ one, one, one... i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my r
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> 4:35. the man accused of walking into sandy hook school with a two by four will be in court. that incident happened last week in -- christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on that board. police say he made general statement about school safety. no one was hurt. johnson, now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> later this morning, two of the three men accused of brutally beating a capitol hill man this summer will be in court. tommy branch and sonny cued i attacked and robbed maslin. he was in a coma for nearly two months. branch and his accomplice are due in court. the third suspect, michael moore, waived his right to a hearing. >>> today is the first day of the gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the code pink, the social advocacy group, is prepared to protest outside. the group interrupted the nra news conference last week if you you remember this. they want stricter regulations when it comes to buying guns. >> the rules on gun shows are very loose. the f
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
springs was rescued by u.s. and afghan troops overnight after intelligence showed he was in danger of eminent danger or possible death. dr. joseph was seen in the video posted, there you go, by "the morning star" earlier this morning as the medical director of the colorado-based humanitarian organization, he was in afghanistan overseeing a medical clinic. >>> south africans are praying for the health of former president nelson mandela. he was amitted to a hospital saturday for tests. mandela is 94 years old,'s in frail health. he hasn't made public appearances for a few years now. president jacob zuma visited mandela today and said he's doing well and there is no cause for an alarm. >>> in an attempt to defuse the escalating crisis in egypt, mohamed morsi is rescind iing h new law. >>> a new report says new york routinely ignored warning to prepare for a catastrophic hurricane. the warning started back in 1978 when a law was passed requiring the creation of a disaster plan. never happened. largely because of tight budgets or the lack of political drive to prepare for a storm many t
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Dec 30, 2012 11:30pm EST
tomorrow. a new report tonight further criticizes the state department for its response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. nbc news s obtained an advance copy of the investigation. in it, it concludes that bad security allowed militants to walk right into the compound. the report criticizes the state department for failing to sufficiently respond to requests for additional security. the full report will be released tomorrow. >>> gusty winds made for a very chilly day here in washington, and they also caused some damage. winds were strong enough to knock over this tree on split oak drive in bethesda. things have calmed down after that windy start, but it's another cold night out there. here's chief meteorologist doug camera. >> i think tonight will be the coldest night we have seen so far this winter as temperatures are in the 20s inside the metro area. some of you will wake up to temperatures in the teens. currently at 32 degrees. winds out of the west at 8 miles per hour. take a look at that windchill. 25 degrees right now. it is a very chilly evening. take a look at the wind
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
as time tux away for shopping procras procrastinato procrastinators. >>> plus, a u.s. senator arrested on dui charges. the world's most expensive dinner. and "the hobbit" holds on. "early today" starts right now. >>> this is "early today" for monday, december 24, 2012. >> and a very good morning to you on this christmas eve, i'm veronica de la cruz. >>> days after the national rifle association's first public comments since the newtown massacre, critics are taking aim at the controversial plan to put armed guards in schools. the head of the powerful group is sticking to its guns on the explosive issue. one congress won't be able to do anything about until sometime next month. brian mooar has details. >> reporter: in his first interview after the connecticut shooting tragedy, nra chief wayne lapierre was defiant. >> look, a gun is a tool. the problem is the criminal. >> reporter: the powerful gun lobby and its allies insist gun laws aren't the answer. they want more guns in the hands of good guys. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30am EST
peaceful satellite sometime before december 22nd. the u.s. believes the rocket is a cover test for missile technology. >>> the ongoing unrest in egypt has president obama speaking out. the white house says the president has called egyptian president mohamed morsi to express concerns about recent protests that have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. he told the president that he must make clear to supporters that violence is unacceptable. it comes after a violent night in cairo, where six were killed and nearly 700 others injured. >>> this morning we're getting a clearer idea of how much it will cost to clean up after hurricane sandy. new jersey governor chris christie says superstorm sandy caused $37 billion in damages to his state. christie was in washington yesterday making stops at the white house and capitol hill, asking lawmakers for an additional $83 billion in disaster relief for his state as well as new york and connecticut. >>> right now in montgomery county police need your help finding a missing man who possibly spent the night in the cold. he's 34-year-old eric o
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
to start a fight over the debt ceiling. the u.s. could reach its debt ceiling by the end of the month, and risk defaulting on its loans early next year. house speaker john boehner today said, quote, we don't have time for the president to continue shifting the goal posts. we need to solve this problem. danielle lee now joins us from capitol hill with more on this story tonight. danielle? >> reporter: jim, good evening. we're just now learning that president obama spoke to house speaker john boehner by phone this afternoon. but we're not hearing of any progress on avoiding the fiscal cliff or on raising the nation's debt ceiling which is currently at $16.4 trillion. there are new concerns about what could happen to the country's credit rating in the new year. each day toward the fiscal cliff is also another day closer to the country maxing out on its borrowing limit. president obama talked to business leaders today. >> the only thing that the debt ceiling is good for as a weapon is to destroy your credit rating. >> reporter: he's worried republicans may re newsto raise the countr
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Dec 7, 2012 12:35am EST
$1,000 when it leaves a colombian plantation. by the time it reaches the streets of the u.s., it can be worth over $170,000. >> well, obviously, if the expected results were to have -- eliminate serious drug use in america and eliminate the narco-trafficking networks, it hasn't worked. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very, very cool. very cool of you to do. always come back whenever you are in town. spaceship, whatever, however you get here. sir richard branson check out his son, sam branson's documentary "breaking the taboo" this friday, youtube.com/breakingthetaboofilm tan lines perform next, everybody. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and fle ey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. ♪ [
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Dec 18, 2012 2:05am EST
glassy baby is either a candle holder, a vase, a nice wine glass for a nice chardonnay. this is a u.s. small company that's given over $1 million to charity. >> a little company doing big, big good. >> really, really good things. >> i love it. these are gorgeous too. >> this is yankee candle that was started by a 17-year-old boy who melted his crayons for his monday. >> michael kitridge is one of my dearest friends. it's a true story. he now owns cringele candle. go ahead. >> i'm learning from you. we have a beautiful collection, and they're known for their apothacary jars with the big label, but they are design-minded, and they have a clean selection. $5 flat rate shipping right now. 20% off their living by candlelight collection. >> moving on. >> and then orrin audio. this was "time magazine" 50 best invention. they have an amazing special. the rocket is an orange thing that you clip on to a lampshade or cookie sheet or a guitar, and it will turn it into a speaker. custom headphones. you design them. these are called design ears. >> they took a shot. >> picture there of hoda. >> we'
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
shows just how bad violence is right now in one u.s. city. >>> plus, the historic event that changed the record books for gay marriage in this country overnight. >>> it's another new storm for us. we have everything from snow to sleet and rain on tap for today. what might be your neighborhood seeing? >>> a live look at the roads in lorton right now. traffic is already starting to pick up. it's smooth sailing at this point, but you can expect much different driving conditions later this morning as the rain and snow moves in. veronica will have the forecast in a minute. >> it's being called a tragic number. chicago recently reached 500 homicides in the calendar year. the latest was a deadly shooting outside a convenience store. the city's police superintendent says the sad milestone is reflective of gang violence and illegal guns. but residents say it's much simpler than that. >> there's no magic spell that can end it. you know, it's a matter of people and neighborhoods coming together and deciding that it's not going to happen. >> last year the windy city had 435 murders. the last time ch
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am EST
client. >> so far a few have been cold in europe and the u.s., and orders keep coming in even though there is skepticism on the streets. >> i think it's creepy. i don't like that idea at all. it seems a bit like big brother. >> it's weird. >> especially if i was shopping in the underwear section. >> and one retailer said it won't use it worried it might be an invasion of privacy. >> it's weird, like the movie where everybody is watching you. it's concerning. >> in this economy, the last thing stores want to do is scare people away. >> i think if you are doing things customers are not comfortable, i think you crossed the line. >> and some say it's a good idea. >> if you need them, you can ask where something is. >> and there are real people to ask them. >> and we are videotaped dozens times a day and we don't know it. >> one thing about the stores they have to post that they are video taeupg you, and once it's posted it could be a camera in the corner, or a mannequin. be careful. >>> it's bone chilling cold. >> and we are saying aus stau law sraesa stot snowstorm. coming up, your fore
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
and harry reid were there for a service. inouye was the second longest serving senator in u.s. history. he represented the state of hawaii for nearly 55 years. the 88 year old died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> mitt romney's own son sad his dad didn't want to run for president. tagg romney said he wanted to be president less than anyone i met in my life. he would have been happy to step aside if someone else would have taken his place. tagg worked as an adviser on his 2012 campaign and worked with other campaigns. >>> a grim assessment to avoid the fiscal cliff. some lawmakers say they feel for the first time a deal may not get done by the end of the year. congress is not expected to return to work until thursday. the same goes for president obama who will spend christmas in hawaii. that leaves them five days to get a deal done to avoid steep tax hikes and big-time spending cuts. senators on both sides of the aisle say both parties need to compromise to avoid a potential economic disaster. >> my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bi
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am EST
died if a flash flood that swamped two emergency shelters. a national weather service in the u.s. is reconsidering how they're issuing warnings. they're considering a new plan even if storms are no longer a hurricane or tropical storm. some have criticized the national hurricane center because it stopped issuing hurricane warnings after sandy's wind speeds dropped, which many have said caused people to disregard the danger of storm. meantime, the senate transportation committee will hold a meeting today to discuss thousand storm damaged transportation. >>> meantime, the district is about to get more help from the federal government for sandy cleanup. president obama has declared a major disaster in d.c. he ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in areas affected by october's massive storm. the president made an emergency declaration for the district shortly after sandy, but a major disaster declaration means more long-term federal aid. >>> it is earth like we've never seen it before. nasa just released what they're calling black marble images of the planet at night. you m
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
we know. u.s. marshals came to make an arrest here in one of these apartments on monday night. they had an altercation with the suspect inside of the apartment. he's barricaded himself inside that apartment. he's armed as you mentioned. there are no hostages and again, police, swat have gone door to door getting people out of the buildings. they are negotiating with him. but this entire area will be blocked off and people are out of their apartments at this hour. if we can come back live. i want to speak with julio. he's been sitting in his car for a couple of hours. you live in this apartment complex. what were you told when you came home from work a couple hours ago? >> i was told -- i asked them, can i go down and i asked them what happened. they told me i wasn't allowed to get that information. they told me to park down there and wait. i said can i walk to my apen
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00am EST
dealing are russia's law that stops adoptions to the u.s. >>> plus, the broadway star and cast member of nbc "30 rk." you can see them live in concert new year's a eve. veronica johnson is back with more winter weather headed our way. >>> the possible deal will extend the tax cuts to middle class americans and postpone the spending cuts scheduled to take effect. >>> breaking news on the roads. we'll go right to mike cremedas. what can you tell us? >> it's rough out there right now. rockville pike near country club road, all lanes shut down in each direction because of this series accident. the crews are on the scene clearing it out of the way. here's a map of the incident. another problem, southern avenue shut down between wheeler road and 13th street in southeast from that earlier incident involving the bus. you were speaking about and that's also blocking southbound wheeler road from bellevue to southern avenue. southbound 355 inside the beltway at cedar lane, the left lane is getting by the water main work and it's been there for a while and still a delay. no word on when th
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
places, more than 1700 u.s. flights canceled. >> i got delayed 24 hours. >> reporter: this was your bed right here? >> this was my bed, much cheaper than a hotel. >> reporter: on saturday, high winds delayed flights by almost two hours in washington and new york. syracuse is still digging out. for now, air travel is slowly getting easier. flightaware.com reports that on thursday, there were more than 1100 canceled flights in the u.s. on friday, that dropped to about 600. by saturday, more than 100. >> for six hours. >> reporter: a few of the remaining problems on the west coast for another storm system brought rain and snow. in california's higher elevations, would-be skiers struggled along i-80. >> it was quite a struggle to get to this point thus far. it is absolutely going to be worth it. >> reporter: for the 84 million people expected to travel by car, good news. gas prices are now an average of $3.24 a gallon, down 20 cents in a month. for some families this christmas, even better news. just ask kate black, who saw her daughter, a navy recruit, for the first time in nine months. >>
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >>> we're going to be heading >>> the u.s. consulate in ben gauze i would have had a poor security in a threat environment flashing red. that's the conclusion of a new senate rot on an attack that killed an ambassador and three other americans. the senate committee on homeland security and government affairs released the bipartisan report today. that report levels a major portion of the blame on the state department for failing to respond to repeated requests from u.s. staff in benghazi for more security, but the committee also found fault with the intelligence community, the defense department, the white house and congress. >> the terrorists essentially walked into the com pound, virtually unimpeded and set it ablaze due to extremely poor security. >> looking back, i would say we should have closed this facility. >> the report also notes that the administration also gave inconsistent -- the intelligence community drined to provide unclassified talking points for public consumption. >>> now to a developing story involves secretary of state hillary clinton. we just learned doctors expect
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
second longest serving senator in u.s. history. he represented the state of hawaii for nearly 50 years. the 88 year old died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> 16 after the hour. an investigation under way into the apparent suicide of an elite navy s.e.a.l. commander in afghanistan. 42-year-old job price died on saturday. he was from pottstown, pennsylvania. his unit was based in virginia beach. he was the commander officer of s.e.a.l. team 4. there's no indication that he was involved in an investigation or controversy. he's survived by his wife and daughter. >>> wednesday marks the eighth anniversary of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that hit south asia. the catastrophe killed more than 226,000 people. more than 50,000 bodies have never been recovered. thailand will mark the day with a vigil. since the disaster hit in 2004, millions of dollars have been allocated to seismic and tsunami information centers. >>> this morning we're hearing from one of the victims of the mall shooting in oregon. she said the gunman walked past her with what she thought was a paintball gun a
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
the u.s. capitol, the group trying to send republicans a message to not on their words drop the ball on the middle class when it comes to offer tax breaks. >>> breaking news this evening in the murder of a capitol hill man shot in his car early monday morning. d.c. police have just released this video of two persons of interest. it is surveillance video from a nearby school. it's not known whether it was taken before or after jason emma was killed. a wild ride landed three people in custody. police say this stolen car crashed into a metro bush near wheeler room. the suspects a littledly went on a purse-snatching spree before the accident. >>> at 6:30, we'll tell you what one of the victims said to the alleged robbers right before they made their getaway. >>> about an hour ago all the lanes reop after a six-vehicle pileup. traffic was snarled for more than six hours. it happened at the intersection of rockville pike at temple avenue in rockville. i believe that's near congressional plaza. you a driver hit several vehicles. >>> a judge granted bond today for a man -- with high-pow
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
american elected to both houses of congress and the second longest serving senator in u.s. history. inouye represented the state of hawaii for nearly 50 years. the the 88-year-old died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> lawmakers are losing hope that a comprehensive deal to avoided fiscal cliff can be reached by the end of year. many are pushing for a patchwork measure. a broader plan to better balance taxes and cut spending would be discussed in the new year. congress is on break for christmas. they'll only have a few days to get any type of deal done when they return after the holiday. >>> mitt romney's sontagg says his father, quote, wanted to be less than anyone he's het in his life. he made those comments "the boston globe." tagg romney said his father had no desire to become president and would have stepped aside if he had someone to take his place. he described his father as a very private person who doesn't love attention. tagg romney served as an adviser to the 2012 romney campaign. >>> could be the end for jack's boat house. why the historic riverfront rental s
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Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
board. >>> longest serving member of the u.s. senate died. democrat, daniel inouhue, passed away, he was first elected in 1962, and served almost nine terms in office. senator inouhue, lost his arm fight in world war ii. former republican senator bob dole release aid statement tonight calling him one of the senate's giants. senator daniel inouhue was 88 years old. >>> an indictment in a high profile murder in arlington. the county's second murder in more than two years. the grand jury indicted 53-year-old james carolyn on capital murder and weapons charged. accused of killing a man, tommy wong here, owned a jewelry store on columbia pike in july. carolyn set to appearen court thursday to set a trial date. >>> next on news 4, tempers flare. the fight at yesterday's redskins game that landed several of his family members behind bars. >>> 26 acts of kindness the we [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in equinox and traverse... more dependability with
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
damp enspirits this evening as the national menorah was lit to celebrate hanukkah. the u.s. navy band was among the features performances. this is the world's largest menorah. it caps the first full day of the jewish holiday that celebrates the victory of the mack beeian army and the triumph of light over darkness. >>> in fiscal cliff negotiations, it's looking more like president obama could get his way on tax hikes for the wealthy. he met behind closed doors with house speaker john boehner at the white house this afternoon. no word yet on what came out of those talks, but an increasing number of congressional republicans are indicating they'll accept a tax -- >> we have spent all this time talking about revenue, but as we watched our government continue to spend more. this is really about spending. >> will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> across the board tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in if the white house and congress continueeach a deal now in 22 days. >>> dallas cowboys player remains behind bars tonight aft
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Dec 23, 2012 10:30am EST
united states to tell every u.s. attorney if you catch a drug dealer on the street with a gun, prosecute him and take him off the street, violent felon, violent criminal, take him off the street. >> so there's no new gun regulation you would support? >> this is what would work. >> i'm asking you a drirect question. is there any enough drug regulation you would support? after the debates of the 90s and today, could we make the assault weapon ban better -- >> you want one more law on top of 20,000 laws when most of the federal gun laws we don't even enforce. if every u.s. attorney would do only ten cases a month that, would be 12,000 cases. if they would do 20 a month, it would be 24,000 cases. that would get the worst people in the country that are killing people off the street. right now, david, do you know how many cases we're doing in the whole country on prosecutingnd all the federal gun laws? take a guess. take a guess. >> you tell me. >> 6,000. it's pitiful. and the drug dealers and the gangs and the criminals know it and they go about their business and there are 25,000 violent cri
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
jong il. that's according to a former personal chef of kim's. meanwhile, the u.s. navy has started to move several ships in the western pacific and the commander of american troops in japan says that the situation is very dangerous. north korea plans to launch the missile between december 10th and 22nd. a similar launch in april failed shortly after liftoff. >>> this could be a revealing day in court case of an army private accused of giving classified documents to the website wikileaks. quantico's brig commander is expected to testify today. yesterday a top correctional officer at the marine corps base said bradley manning was kept on suicide watch for a week. the officer said the brig commander did not follow a psychiatrist's recommendation to take manning off suicide watch. it is questioned if manning's case should be dismissed due to excessive punishment while he was con find. >>> the decision in a local courtroom that could change what you write online. >>> plus, the silver line changes being announced today, how it could affect your ride. >> also a major company wants to track y
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Dec 23, 2012 11:30pm EST
tonight, a veteran u.s. senator is apologizing tonight after a dui arrest in northern virginia. alexander police confirmed to new news4 they arrested senator michael crepo. he failed a series of field sobriety tests and arrested without incident. in a statement, the senator apologized to his family and constituents and says he'll take steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. he's a member of the bipartisan so-called gang of eight that tried to negotiate a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. he's due in court january 4. >>> mitt romney's son is making news after an interview he gave to "the boston globe" this weekend. tag romney, who played a major role in the campaign said "he wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life." he also said his dad had no desire to run again after falling short in 2008. but was pushed into it by a weak republican field. >>> to the weather now. meteorologist chuck bell is here, talking about some rain for christmas eve. chuck, is it going to be all rain or will some of it be of the frozen variety? >> jim, that is the $64,000 question. i
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Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm EST
said his strategy forward is unclear, but stressed time is running out. >> the u.s. economy is at stake here. millions upon millions of families are counting on us to do something. >> reporter: while the president expressed measured confidence -- >> call me a hopeless optimist but i actually still think we can get it done. >> reporter: many americans say the uncertainty in washington has cast a cloud over their holiday season. >> i think it's sad because there's no reason that an agreement can't be reached. >> my taxes will go up $3,000 a year. can i afford it? no. can the country afford it? no. >> reporter: now, lawmakers are expected to return to washington after the christmas holiday to resume negotiations but partisan wrangling will be put aside tomorrow when many members of congress, the president, and first lady attend a memorial service for the late senator daniel inouye which will be held right here in honolulu. lester? >> kristen welker traveling with the president tonight. thanks. >>> for more on what going over the so-called fiscal cliff could mean for you and your fami
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Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm EST
can't go near the sand. say no more. >> reporter: the u.s. marine corps flag proudly flies yao side of sherman compton. >> you were injured in every single deployment. >> yeah, i had to learn to walk straight again, to learn how to read again, i still have mental problems, extreme headaches. >> reporter: but watson is now a full-time college student. he credited the wounded warrior project for helping him and a woman he's never met. >> thank you, deidra, for everything usual doing. >> reporter: back when she learned we were visiting corporal watson, she had a request. heroine meets mero. >> how are you? >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: both connected. >> thank you so much. >> no, no, thank you so much. thanks for your service. >>> what a difference she's making. >> good work. >>> coming up next, new sweetener in diet pepsi. >>> and heads-up for holiday travelers, the new fee that's coming to southwest airlines. >>> i'm wendy rieger. coming up in just a few minutes, with a nation in mourning, protesters hit the pavement to take on the nra. it 457d again, more cracked rails on metro. th
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
the last week shows us that that clan still has clout and a lot of impact in the u.s. whatever jeb bush does in 2016, now is the time for him to have -- he has already begun doing this, stab himself as an ideological cornerstone for his party. he can draw his party back to the reasonable center. >> do you suspect he will make the move? >> that will be hard for him especially with the wide open primary. >> let's move on to business in 2013. marisa mayer coming to yahoo! from google. >> the fact she's a woman, so very young, announced her pregnancy on the day she was announced as the new head of yahoo!. none of that matters to yahoo!. is she going to acquire apps, acquire a tech company? the fact that they released a new flicker that can compete with instagrahm and did it the day before instagram had their privacy issue. >>> silicon valley legend. good year in a lot of ways for apple. released a flock of new products, ipad mini and iphone 5. there were some debacles, the maps issue, the plant issue. the stock is off 70% of its share high. we'll see how he will right the ship. >> also
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military has now loaded the precursor chemicals for seron nerve gas into aerial bombs that could be dropped from dozens of syrian fighter bombers. this week u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity at chemical weapons site, like this one near homs. while u.s. officials confirmed the precursor chemicals are loaded and they must be mixed together to get the sarin gas. president obama and hillary clinton issued strong warning to syria's president bashar al assad. >> it's the point of no return. they're going to lose any sort of backing they had in terms of the chinese and russians. it's a suicide mission. >> reporter: the killing force of sarin nerve gas is devastating. 5,000 kerds were killed in 1988. >>> well, back here at home, fiscal cliff negotiations in washington are still up in the air. most lawmakers have gone home for a long weekend. this, as treasury secretary timothy geithner says the obama administration is willing to go over the fiscal cliff. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington with app update on all
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Dec 9, 2012 11:30pm EST
singer born in the u.s. >> reporter: her voice carried tremendous crossover appeal from mexico to the u.s. on saturday night, jenni rivera performed in front of thousand of fans in the northern city of monterey before she boarded a private plane headed to central mexico. but the u.s. registered air craft wu craft carrying six others, never made it. after 3:00 a.m., the aircraft took off. ten minutes later the jet fell off the radar. news of rivera's death came is a a shock to the hispanic community. rivera, a multigrammy nominee was known for her mexican regional style. herself-titled album jenni hit the top of the billboard latin albums charts. and rivera made her mark in reality tv and next month was set to make her film debut. an extraordinary career that has now come to a tragic end. francis coe, nbc news. >> in the process of divorcing former nats pitcher. >>> president obama offering his condolences tonight to the family of a u.s. navy seal. defense officials tell nbc news, the seal was killed in the rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. the doctor was kidnapped
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